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August 18, 2006 at 7:11 pm
Okay, I’m going to attempt to answer the brown question . . . could it be the J. Crew effect? My teen-aged daughters shop there, and chocolate brown seemed to sell well there. Of course, that wouldn’t explain brown’s popularity in Gotham. Perhaps it really does have something to do with a tan.
August 18, 2006 at 7:39 pm
brown is the new black….but black is the new brown.
August 18, 2006 at 7:41 pm
Bottega started the trend for the little brown dress and it looks fresh for summer and a nice change from black.
August 18, 2006 at 10:56 pm
she looks great! great posture!
August 18, 2006 at 11:08 pm
I wear a lot of brown. It’s more natural looking, and makes you seem more friendly. Also, it does make me look a lot darker.
August 19, 2006 at 8:43 am
Sart, I was just looking at the Fashion & Style section of tomorrow’s NYT and Bill Cunningham’s photo spread. The subject is streets filled with black, of course, and brown, which was very fashionable in the 1930′s.
August 20, 2006 at 1:22 pm
speaking as a redhead, i love the brown phenomenon. i’d also like to mention that brown doesn’t just complement tans, it also complements the slight ‘burnishing’ and additional freckling that passes for tans among we MC1R-recessive folk….
August 20, 2006 at 7:30 pm
As someone who cannot ever, EVER tan (unless going an uncomfortable lobster pink counts as a “tan”), I have to say that a good chocolate brown works for me, too – tan or no tan.
It also works for my sister, who doesn’t tan either, but isn’t quite as pink as I am. She has a light brownish tint under her freckles, unlike my pink.
This all leads me to conclude that chocolate brown is one of God’s gifts. Is there anyone who doesn’t think they look good in brown – and why not?
August 21, 2006 at 12:22 am
ha! that is so funny…i just bought one of these a couple weeks ago.
i typically prefer black, and i hate hate hate “chocolate” brown, but if you find the right shade…the little brown dress does truly bring out the tan!
i really don’t think black is the new brown…at least, i really hope not.
August 23, 2006 at 5:29 am
To paraphrase Coco Chanel, style is when you notice the woman, more than the dress. The girl’s allure shines through.
August 23, 2006 at 9:40 pm
My wife looks smashing too in brown. I approve!
August 28, 2006 at 5:27 pm
I think brown looks less dour in the summer. Less like a Sicilian mamma in a neo-realist flick, ya know what I mean?